The Husbandman's Calling. Abridged

The Husbandman's Calling. Abridged

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...out of the dust, toils in the world awhile, and then returns unto dust again. Every day the husbandman may learn this lesson. His employment lies as it were in his grave; when he is digging or ploughing in the ground, he breaks out in these thoughts: " Poor piece of creeping dust, whither art thou going? Art thou ready to return to thy mother earth again? Hast thou glorified God? Hast thou finished the work which he gave thee to do? Thy passing bell may be rung to-morrow, and 'then shall the dust return to the earth as it was; and the spirit unto God who gave it, ' Eccles. xii. 7. Prepare thyself therefore to lie down in the earth, which thou art now manuring: get dying thoughts, for thou art but dying dust.' 3. From the quality of his ground, he must learn his lesson. When you walk over a fruitful field, the sight of it pleaseth you: and a fruitful heart and life would please God much more. This shower of rain hath made my field better? Did the last shower from heaven make my heart better?" For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God," Heb. vi. 7. Shall my ground be blessed, and not my heart? Is a fruitful field a pleasant sight? Oh how much more blessed a sight is a serious growing and holy heart! Awake therefore, O my soul, Test thy ground do shame thee, and lest the earth rise up in judgment against him that tills it. Again, when the husbandman is in his barren ground, there he learns the danger of unfruitfulness. For, saith the scripture, "That which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned," Heb. vi. 8. Do I turn that ground to common, which more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236954912
  • 9781236954916